Borneo FC first team squad will be different in their away match against Persegres Gresik United on Monday afternoon (9/4) at Tri Darma Stadium, Petrokimia Gresik.


With the absence of some players, Borneo FC's coach, Iwan Setiawan has to set up tactics for their away match today in the week 22 of the 2017 Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1 competition. As the result, he decides to put a number of young players into the line up to help the team to maximize their achievement in this away match.


"There are many players are going to skip this match, a lot of them, we have four foreign players, but we can only played one of them, he is Kunihiro Yamashita. While Flavio and Matheus Lopes were on suspension due to yellow cards accumulation. While Shane Smeltz has to join New Zealand's national team." said Iwan.


"Then we also cannot play some of our local players due to various reasons. There are Ponaryo Astaman and Diego Michiels. And also Asri Akbar and Ricky Ohorella. Not to mention two of our players who just got back from joining the national team, Lerby Eliandri and Abdul Rachman. I will check their fitness again before put their name to the line up for the match." he added.


Nevertheless, Iwan has faith in his team that they will give a tough fight in the match. Moreover with his famous ability of creating a good young player, "We will play our young players such as Wahyudi Hamis, 20-years old, Rizwan Yusman, 18-years old, and Rizky Nasution, 19-years old. But you know my ability when I handle the young players. I will make them the tiger of the team, inshaallah." he ended. (AHS/KOK)